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    Book Review: Luxury: fashion, lifestyle and excess by Patrizia Calefato

Book Review: Luxury: fashion, lifestyle and excess by Patrizia Calefato

Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This text examines luxury […]

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    Book Review: Re-collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

Book Review: Re-collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

In Re-collection, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito argue that the vulnerability of new media art illustrates a larger crisis for […]

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    Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

What are Arab Europeans watching on television and how do programmes affect their identities as Europeans? In Watching Arabic Television […]

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    Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Jane Austen’s novels are constantly re-imagined on page and screen. The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen explores the fascinating realm […]

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    Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions of issues each week. What attracts us to these magazines? And why do […]

The Great British Bake Off Reading List

With the final of the fifth series of the Great British Bake Off now approaching, this week’s Reading List […]

3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

Book Review: Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

In Walter Benjamin and the Media, Jaeho Kang strikes a near perfect balance between biographical narrative and theoretical analysis. In doing […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]

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    Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

This weekend cities around the world hosted the People’s Climate March to raise awareness of climate change and to […]

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    Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

The need to negotiate effectively with India is only growing as its power rises, and in the literature on […]

Call for Contributors: write for LSE Review of Books

Our Autumn 2014 call for reviewers closed on 19th September. A new call will be issued in December 2014.

The best bookshops in Berlin

Evan Easton-Calabria is a research assistant at the Oxford Department of International Development. In this post she talks us through the best […]